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“For all the negative things we think about ourselves, God has a positive answer for us.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2017-03-07) from his book, No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity(p. 272). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)

Do you need to hear that today?
“You say, ‘I’m too tired.’ God says, I will give you rest. (Matthew 11: 28– 30) 
You say, ‘It’s impossible.’ God says, All things are possible. (Luke 18: 27) 
You say, ‘Nobody really loves me.’ God says, I love you. (John 3: 16 and John 13: 34) 

You say, ‘I can’t go on.’ God says, My grace is sufficient. (2 Corinthians 12: 9 and Psalm 91: 15) 
You say, ‘I’m not able.’ God says, I am able. (2 Corinthians 9: 8) 
You say, ‘I can’t forgive myself.’ God says, I forgive you. (1 John 1: 9 and Romans 8: 1) 
You say, ‘I can’t manage.’ God says, I will supply all your needs. (Philippians 4: 19) 
You say, ‘I’m afraid.’ God says, I have not given you a spirit of fear. (2 Timothy 1: 7) 
You say, ‘I’m not smart enough.’ God says, I give you wisdom. (1 Corinthians 1: 30) 
You say, ‘I f…

“God wants you to want a relationship with Him.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2017-03-07) from his book, No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity(p. 268). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Do you really realize that?He does.
John says, “It’s amazing and humbling to me that Christ wants to live in me. I know me, and sometimes I don’t even want to live with myself. But God does. What a beautiful picture of God that paints. If you are 1,000 steps from God, He will take 999 steps in your direction. And then He will wait for you to open your heart and ask Him into your life. God wants you to want a relationship with Him.
“I took that step. For fifty-three years I have known God in this personal way. My relationship with Him has been the catalyst for all the good things that have happened to me.”
John goes on, “One of my favorite Scriptures is Jeremiah 9: 23 (The Message): ‘Don’t let the wise brag of their wisdom. Don’t let heroes brag of their exploits. Don’t let the rich brag of their…

“Although I’ve never gotten used to rejection, I do know how to get through it successfully.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2017-03-07) from his book, No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity(p. 246). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
So, how do you do it?John says, “Practice.”
He goes on, “Dean Smith, the great North Carolina basketball coach, had a great perspective on setbacks. He said, ‘If you make every game a life-or-death proposition, you’re going to have problems. For one thing, you’ll be dead a lot.’ I love that, because I recognize that resilient people have a positive outlook. They know that the difficulties they’re facing are only temporary. They reflect on the fact that they’ve overcome problems and setbacks before and survived. And they can do it again. Resilient people don’t focus on the negative experience. They focus on what they can learn from the experience.”
John, says, “Johnny Majors, a highly successful college football coach, said, “Eighty percent of the college football games are won in the fourth qua…